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Peveril Castle keep 1.jpg
Fortified residential tower of a castle Edit or translate this description.
Group: Historic
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
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Status: proposed

Keep(en) is the main tower of medieval castle in countries under English influence. It has both residential and defence function. Its continental counterpart is the French Donjon.

How to map

Set a node node or draw an area area of the building's outline.


You can use the tag building:condition=state to indicate the condition of the tower.

If it is ruined, add the tag ruins=yes.


Similar tags

  • defensive=donjon - historical residential fortified tower in countries under French influence
  • defensive=bergfried - historical fortified tower in countries under German influence